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Goodman, Nelson
 
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Metaphors III 73
Metaphor/Goodman: "high note" is not a frozen metaphor - The ownership of properties is something factual. - No abridged comparison: everything is somehow similar to everything - one side of the comparison is unmetaphorical.
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III 81
Max Black: In some cases, it is more illuminating to say that the metaphor produces the resemblance, than to say that it expresses a previously existing similarity.
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III 82
The question why predicates apply metaphorically so and so and not in a different way, is almost equivalent to the question of why they are literally true. Actually this is not a real question. Why things are as they are, you can let this for the cosmologists.
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III 82
The truth standards are pretty much the same, whether the scheme is transmitted or not.
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IV 145
Metaphorical use: "Wilbur is a workhorse" prohibits the derivation: quadruped.
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IV 146
It cannot be maintained that the metaphorical meaning is together with the literal meaning in the lexicon.
Because there is a potentially infinite number of applications of an expression.
A metaphor is not a "deviating" use. This view is understandable, even if it is wrong.

G I
N. Goodman
Weisen der Welterzeugung Frankfurt 1984

G II
N. Goodman
Tatsache Fiktion Voraussage Frankfurt 1988

G III
N. Goodman
Sprachen der Kunst Frankfurt 1997

G IV
N. Goodman/K. Elgin
Revisionen Frankfurt 1989


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